I had the chance recently to ask Trinity Andaloro some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Trinity is a fantastic dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible poise and elegance. Her love for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I was 5 years old when I started ballet.
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I currently dance at Queensland National Ballet
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I have been on pointe for 4 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I currently wear Grishko 2007s
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
I first got involved in ballet because I was always a very energetic kid and mum put in ballet class and I loved it
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favourite variation is Kitri act III
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I would love to work for a contemporary company, Sydney dace company
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favourite memory was my first pointe class
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
My ballet role model is Misty Copeland
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
My best advice i have ever received is ‘dance for yourself and no one else, don’t compare yourself’
Q11: Advise you’d give a young version of yourself?
‘Don’t be to fixated on things you cant change’
Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?
Getting to do what you love everyday and learning new things everyday
Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?
The hardest thing is working hard and feeling like you have gotten nothing from it even though you have
Q14: It seems like such hard work, did you ever have days growing up where you were like “ugh maybe I’ll just pick an easier career so I can be like a normal teenager”?
Absolutely yes, but I kept going and I’m so glad I did
Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?
I have, when I was 13 I had a stress fracture in my second metatarsal in my growth plate and I was in a boot for 4 months
Q17: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
I am ALWAYS dancing but when I’m not I’m usually with my friends or family or shopping